Learn Allowing by Giving the Olive Branch to Yourself

I am feeling very good lately. 

I don’t know exactly what all has shifted, but a lot has.  The active part from my conscious end has at the root, a deepened commitment to exploring the ways in which I love myself/or NOT, and uprooting all the little ways I don’t do what exactly is appealing to my inner self.  The other thing is there has been an enormous increase in acceptance—of self, of others--which means just letting them do and be and say and act however and just not letting it interfere with me at all. 

Often with people close to me who seem to be bent on repeating the choices that got them things they didn't want, this means "Acting as If" I don't notice this recurrence!  Which by and large often means not saying anything and practically ignoring all kinds of stuff until I learn to have more grace!  Regardless, it's working. 

The thing is: I realized that if I believe (as I do) that life is PERFECT, lacking nothing.  As am I.  Then at any given moment this is, indeed true.  Right?  Which means if there is anytime in which I'm not feeling this--it's ME--it's not that it's not true.  So its up to me to harmonize into this vibration and find that feeling so I can know and relish life as it is.

This means if I am irritated that what I want that I don’t have isn’t here--I AM out of sync with LIFE.  I'm at war in a way with life, myself and the Universe.  (Yuck!)  Guess who needs to budge here?  Me.

Assuming and responding to life as though all is PERFECT...that life is showing up in the perfect way in the perfect time is easier said then done (obviously) for anyone who has attempted this energetic entry to “allowing”. 

Yup—that’s what it is, really ALLOWING.  And when we get good at it, we realize it's more than allowing, it's RECEIVING.  We’re receiving.  We're been given to, abundantly!  In each and every moment!  

Let's explore some of the simple awareness that is involved with being in harmony and peace with our lives...check in and see if you have these feelings at least daily, and preferably repeatedly throughout the day.

Here goes...

I AM alive.  I have this amazing body in which my spiritual vessel exists.  My body.  Wow.  How I love this body?  It goes right on doing everything and knowing how to, without my direction.  Even when in the past I didn't like the way it looked very much or the way it felt.  It goes right on, not being difficult, but being a wise, tapped in way for me to experience LIFE on EARTH.  I know you think this is basic and take it for granted.  But how can we take this for granted?  Isn't it everything?  It's HOME.  Without this we would not have a home.  So instead of feeling frustrated that I don't know "how" to buy a big Mediterranean style house yet in Pasadena that also has a studio for painting and a pool, I'm going to LOVE my body for being my home.  Loyal.  Devoted.  Hard working.  Self-repairing.  Excellent.

I AM breathing.  I am effortlessly being supported by mother Earth and the beautiful trees around me who produce oxygen in spades so I never feel out of breath unless I'm stretching myself physically and that's not about available oxygen.

I AM profoundly LOVED.  All-that-is is flowing love to me all the time if I just allow myself to know that I am innately worthy of everything and I choose to believe and experience this.  When I KNOW I AM profoundly loved (which I do) I feel SO good!  SO happy!  I am alive, breathing and in the world flooded with LOVE...excellent!!!

Now what?

I AM impulsed by my desires which give my life orientation and direction!  I can trust these impulses entirely.  I don't have to figure life out!  Everything that feels good to me is something I can trust.  I don't even have to understand it.  How cool is that?  I can just allow myself to be led by my inner voice and watch the mystery of how the Universe makes my life amazing happen without me figuring it out!

I AM in perfect harmony with everyone else! The universe choreographs all of our inner impulses and as long as I'm following mine and letting everyone else do their things I AM totally free!  And I live in absolute peace and harmony!  Things flow into my life with ease and I am able to enjoy living in a peaceful world and a peaceful Universe.

Guess what?  No one else needs to participate for any of this to be the way you experience life.  So you've heard all of this kind of stuff before and the Law of Attraction/Allowing bit isn't working?

I can confidently say that the only reason we get the results that feel like our life is "not working" is because we're NOT allowing and enjoying, we're noticing how much our life is not working.  Abraham-Hicks says all of this so often, diversely and well, and it's simple.

Simple?  If we're unhappy with life we're not allowing.  If we're trying to figure stuff out with our brain by analyzing the problem and deciding what to do we're not being divinely inspired and led.

It's subtle to notice this and make the shift--for it's really lots and lots of small shifts.  You have to pay attention to YOU.  Not anyone else, nor what they say or do, but to you and how you feel about YOU and YOUR LIFE.

I discovered my own personal trick to getting in this space because of one very deeply held desire I have: I want to do what I want each and every day without exception.

That might appeal to some of you?

So this is what I discovered.  To have a sustainable life--meaning one in harmony with the world, one which I can maintain easily and without negative impact on anything or anyone and for me, with ease, I have to first and foremost make peace with life as it is.  RIGHT NOW.

So (and now we're getting to the good stuff--money and all) if what I want is to be self-employed as a writer/channel and do what I am inspired to do on a daily basis, I have to live that way right now.

Which for me meant in the beginning entirely altering my standard of living until I could organically grow the lifestyle I wanted BE-ing ME.

Ironically it happened rather organically.  I had mercury poisoning and was sick for a couple of years.  That'll get you down to the bare bones!  I spent my retirement, my savings and eventually had to declare bankruptcy because I didn't get well that fast.  Then I got well and I started over.  But when I started over I chose to only do things that were, for me sustainable.

Which means--things that feel innately me to me.  Stuff I know I can keep up because I love it.  Stuff that if I decide I want to change it I can and it's only up to me.  And I refused to take my monthly "nut" (the amount of bills I have monthly) and let it get big and stress me out.  I want to first of all experience receiving money from my business.  I can and do receive things in other ways, but I enjoy the experience of making money from my work.  So my lifestyle had to adjust to the income that I know how to manifest right now--what came easily and reliably.  Which at the beginning was practically nothing.  Which was fine--because it lets me grown as I'm inspired without feeling pressure or a need to "make money" to pay bills.  I create things that I offer for money because I AM inspired to experience these things!

So I simplified, organically.

I think this is happening to a lot of people I know.  Only it doesn't feel like our choice when it begins.

It's some kind of combination of ascension + blueprint emerging.  Our inner life is coming forth.  We get activated.  We need to go inward.  We need to spend time alone.  THAT is what will make us feel aligned and good.  So we get that--however it shows up.  Which is often through getting fired, laid-off, business declining, or health issues. 

Then we get tired of all this instead of seeing that we're being led to a sustainable life of ease and joy, peace and love, creativity and YES, abundance!

As we go through the process of integrating more light, and letting go of so many things, we have the opportunity to choose to live this life of ease.  We create this anew by truly considering what we are capable of enjoying and appreciating!

Moving toward a simple life is not about deprivation.  It's not about denying ourselves what makes us happy.  It's about awareness.  For me it is about getting rid of things that no longer contribute to my happiness.  It's about making sure my outer life--the way I create my experience in the world--is truly aligned and balanced with my inner life.

The result?

I feel SO rich!  I am abundantly resourced!  I have all my days to myself.  I'm 48 and I can do whatever I want all the time.  Okay--I don't have the ability to put my dog in a private jet and shoot off to Italy for a vacation.  But do I want that?  Not sure--hadn't thought of it until now.  Sounds like it might be fun.  If I get to some point where I'm really certain this kind of thing would give me profound happiness, I am confident it will show up.

I live in luxury.  I have the most wonderful office.  My work connects me to cool, interesting people.  I make more than enough money to pay all my bills on time and in full plus.   I have money to buy clothes, the high-end face cream I love, get my hair done and go out for dinner when I feel like it.  I took a 4 day vacation in July and went to the Ritz in Pasadena, stayed in a private suite and just wrote and ordered room service.  I buy any book I want and treat my cats and dogs to organic food.

The point is, somehow, I've simplified.  I'm even considering getting a different car when my lease is up.  Not because I can't pay for it, but because I've realized it's just too much car for me--considering I work from home and don't drive too much (as in 14K miles in 3+ years).  I think it would be fun to have something that was about transportation, good mileage + fun design.  So instead of my luxury SUV I'm looking at VW convertable bugs!  They're so cute and fun.  And I have to wonder when I got so serious about cars?  My resources are being re-allocated and flowing toward what gives me really deep pleasure!  Some of that extra money from the car will likely go elsewhere--vacations, or maybe it's time to start saving for a house with a pool or on a lake or wherever I decide I want to live next.

Somehow in this process of simplification I did the thing I always encourage other people to do: I leaned hard on the universe.  And guess what?  The Universe came through--in spades.

During my time with mercury poisoning I had gifts and friends who supported me in ways I could not have imagined.  One dear friend even took out a dental loan to pay for the proper removal of all of my fillings (10+) and has continued to pay off that debt to this day, just happy to be able to help me.

I am no longer buying Manolo Blahnick sandals for $545 like I used to.  Or shopping for Dana Buchman suits as I bought in Chicago during my consulting days.  I don't get a massage at Burke Williams every week either like I used to.  I don't live in a high rise on Lake Shore Drive, or go shopping just to see if I find something I like.  None of these things interest me anymore!  In fact?  Some of them even seem boring to me!   I've changed.

What I love now is how deeply involved in my life I am and discovering the things that do have bang for me--what gives me really deep happiness, makes me laugh out loud often and what is truly fun!  Those things were wonderful before, but they don't give me the buzz they used to. Truth is?  I'm too busy having fun WORKING because work for me is all about what I'm learning and sharing and I love it!  I wear jeans every day and a white tank top underneath a sweater or t-shirt.  Scarves and cashmere come out in the winter--but I have a couple of beautiful ones, not 20, and as a result my closet stays organized which I love!  I wear UGGS and Birkenstocks because I adore them and they suit me.  I love jeans from the Gap and have two pair I rotate. 

I play with and walk my dogs out side everyday.  I spend time in the mountains.  I eat lunch on my front porch in the sun amidst flowers and amazing beauty.  I rendezvous with friends or lie on the couch and have lengthy conversations over the phone in the middle of the day then take a nap.  Sometimes in the middle of the day I take a bath.  I cook for myself and enjoy growing herbs on my porch.  I sleep deeply at night when I feel tired and wake up when I want to.  My life is entirely my own.

It's perfect.

And more than perfect.  It's satisfying.  Deeply deeply satisfying.

I have ideas.  Things I'd like to experience that are new for me.  I'd like to learn Italian.  I loved learning Greek which was hard, but this one I suspect will be easier, and a trip to Italy at the end would be so much fun!  I keep seeing pictures of Maine and I've never been there and am sure I would love a road trip there with lots of hiking. 

I also want to finish my book and have the experience of connecting with my perfect agent, getting it published and seeing my life change with that and from that new platform imagining new stuff to create.

But amazingly...I now, could no longer care less when all this happens.  I know I'm a timeless, eternal being having a beautiful and perfect experience in this human body and focus of Meredith.

I AM blessed.  Grateful.  And allowing.  And the Universe is listening...and I'm receiving more all the time.

I invite you to explore in detail what ways you are not at peace with your life.  It's the doorway to allowing.  And it's so much easier to open then you might think.

So many of us have changed so much and are still changing!  It's time: make peace with who you are NOW and let all the old things go.  Which also means the "things" that feel like a burden or hard to sustain.

Choose instead to live a life totally your own, that’s perfect and in alignment with your vibe as it is RIGHT NOW.  However your life is right now is facilitating for you the perfect experience. 

Make peace with life...by making peace with yourself.

Most of us are at war with our inner, most beautiful selves, day-in-day-out!

Yield.  Cry "Uncle," and give the olive branch to YOU.  The relief and joy that are available to you will blow your mind.  Which will be helpful--then you can just listen to your heart.

All love to you,



Maya 10th September 2010 1:53 am

Magical & powerful !!! Blessed be, Meredith.

yogapriestess 10th September 2010 7:48 am

that was succintly and beautifully expressed, Meredith! I love your expression of you , your clarity and wisdom...thanks for sharing!

pattijacobs@cinci.rr.com 10th September 2010 8:29 am

WOW! Very powerful and wonderfully expressed. I definitely needed the reminder. Thank you.

Peaceful Path 10th September 2010 11:28 am

Wow - so much feels like you wrote this just for me and yet I had such resistance reading it - I literally needed to read it 4 times to see it all. I'm not for sure how to keep this in front of me until it's my truth as well. But I am certain this is a post I will read again and again.
Thank you

Mariù 10th September 2010 12:31 pm

Thank you so much Meredith for sharing all of this. It takes a lot of self love to share at this level and i'm so grateful !


Anne333 10th September 2010 4:37 pm


This is one of the best articles I have read in as long as I can remember! Truly inspired! Thank you for sharing so personally and openly. Your perspective is very helpful. I can see ways to apply this in my own life and that's so nice.

You are clearly walking the talk and despite all the hard things about ascension, you keep finding the positive "expect wonderful" perspective. I really appreciate that. It's so easy to just complain and talk about how hard this all is, when the truth is--we chose to be here.

Plus when we complain and read messages which say, "Oh, why isn't this over yet..." aren't we just manifesting that? I want to be part of the group of Lightworkers who see the beauty and adventure in our experience.

Thank you for being so strong, and such a beacon of light for me, and for our entire community.

Anyway...Thank you!!!
Much love from a big fan!

Kelara 11th September 2010 10:10 am

I find it very intresting how I found this passage this morning.
I feel very inspired by your insight and powerful words, they resonate with me, espically since I have this urge to leave the big city and return to a natural more serene envirnoment. Although these urges were brought to my attention many months ago, I didn't understant why when everything I am expierencing has been so wonderful, it caught me by surprise. Then to have the loving support of my family and them expressing the same urges, it has been very profound but as you say things unfold perfectly when you are in alignment, I may not always understand, but it's important that I listen to my intution.

I thank you for sharing on a personal level
Much love and blessings

Elaine Edwards 12th September 2010 2:49 am

love this, now I've looked up what 'cry uncle' is, it makes more sense of why you use that phrase!